Zucchini Boats

I made these a week ago for dinner. They interested me mostly because I thought they looked like little French bread pizzas. (They taste nothing like French bread pizza, by the way.) But it was another one of those light dishes I had to make to get out of my “heavy dish = heavy, groggy, unhappy me” fog. I love zucchini, so I knew I’d love this. Zach took more convincing, though. He was less thrilled to have this as a dinner because he’s never really had zucchini–I’ve put it in dishes, but it’s never been a dish. But it went over quite well!

What you’ll need:

  • 3-4 zucchini
  • olive oil
  • Parmesan cheese
  • shredded cheese (Italian blends are probably better, I used sharp cheddar)
  • grape tomatoes, sliced
  • broccoli florets, chopped
  • carrots, diced
  • salt
  • pepper
  • onion powder

Step 01: Preheat your oven to 350°F. Cut your zucchini into halves.

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Step 02: Scoop out the middle of your zucchini to make it look like a boat. I started with a melon baller because it seemed like it should have been easier, but I found that a regular tablespoon was what I needed. It was easier to guide than the melon baller.

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Step 03: Rub it with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt pepper, and onion powder to taste. Then start stuffing it with your toppings. I started with the broccoli, then the carrots, and then the tomatoes. (You can add whatever veggies you want to this, by the way. I added the broccoli and carrots because I had some leftover in my fridge and they needed to go.)

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Step 04: Bake for 30 minutes. Remove boats from the oven, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and your shredded cheese (in my case, sharp cheddar).

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Step 05: Place it under the broiler for 1-3 minutes, or until your cheese is melty and gooey and delicious. Serve warm!

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This would make a better side dish or appetizer than it does a meal. It kept us full for a couple hours, but we were starving again by bedtime. It was really good, though. Zach drizzled some Italian dressing on his, but I thought mine was just fine without it.

Stuffed Zucchini Boats
Serves 8
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
50 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
50 min
Ingredients
  1. 3-4 zucchini
  2. olive oil
  3. Parmesan cheese
  4. shredded cheese (Italian blends are probably better, I used sharp cheddar)
  5. grape tomatoes, sliced
  6. broccoli florets, chopped
  7. carrots, diced
  8. salt
  9. pepper
  10. onion powder
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Cut your zucchini into halves.
  2. Scoop out the middle of your zucchini to make it look like a boat.
  3. Rub it with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt pepper, and onion powder to taste. Then start stuffing it with your toppings.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove boats from the oven, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and shredded cheese of choice.
  5. Place it under the broiler for 1-3 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
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